Peppermint Bark

We love peppermint bark at Christmas.  We usually make a trip to a fancy gourmet kitchen store to browse during the holidays.  That is my happy place.  For some people it’s the beach…for me it’s Williams Sonoma!  Just sayin’.   It is there that we usually pick up a tin or two filled with the peppermint goodness to munch on throughout the holidays.  Confession…it tends to be a budget buster.  So, I decided to try and make it myself…and it worked!  For a fraction of the price.  Another confession…I saved all the beautiful tins the original stuff was packaged in, and now I put my own in there.  I don’t think anyone will know the difference!  Shhhhh!  So here’s how easy it is.  Another treat in my “Twelve Weeks of Holidays” series.

After melting chocolate, spread onto wax paper lined pan.  I only used a small amount of the package for this batch.

These are the candy cane flavored candy melts!

After the chocolate is set, and the candy melts are melted, spread on top of the chocolate layer…

Sprinkle with crushed candy canes while still melty…then back into the fridge to set a final time.

Then you pass it off as store bought…haha!  But seriously, it goes quickly.

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate chip morsels ( I had milk chocolate, but you can use semi sweet)
  • 1 package of Wilton candy cane flavored candy melts
  • 1 package crushed peppermint candy (or crush your own)

Directions

Put the chocolate morsels in a microwavable bowl and melt them at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted.  Spread in about an 1/8-1/4 thin layer on a wax paper lined pan.  Place into the fridge to set.  Melt the candy melts in the same way.  After chocolate is set, about 15 minutes or so, pour the candy melts on top and spread to cover.  Immediately, sprinkle the crushed candy on top.  Return to fridge to set.  When firm, gently peel away wax paper and break the bark into pieces.  Store in beautiful tin and enjoy or give as a gift!

Author: Debbie Nance

I am a working wife and mom, and I live with my family near Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Texas and have lived in a number of states in the southeast due to my job in radio. It sometimes requires moving to chase the dream. My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we host a country music radio show together. I am passionate about cooking and, I spend most of my time watching the Food Network, reading about food and testing new recipes.

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